Everlane launches sustainable silk

This new development in silk is as sustainably sourced as it is beautiful.

According to Fashionista, “direct-to-consumer basics brand” Everlane has just reinvented their line of silk with “clean silk,” making silk products that are environmentally friendly and sustainably sound.

The overhaul, says Fashionista, takes place in three parts: the first involves “using a factory that is LEED certified (meaning it’s more energy-efficient) and a dyehouse that is Bluesign-certified (meaning it’s proven to be free of a range of harmful substances).”

The second, which is set to take effect in 2020, reports Fashionista, will involve “working entirely with regenerative, organically farmed silk.” And by 2022, Fashionista says the company wants to have their silk “dyed and washed with 100 percent recycled water and renewable energy.”

Helping to make these changes possible is a collaboration with Nanchong Fashion Foundation Manufacturing Ltd. in China, says Fashionista, which constructed a new energy-efficient manufacturing, all while trying to develop an organic silk farm.

With these eco-friendly options on the horizon, Fashionista says that Everlane customers can expect greater transparency and more sustainably-sourced options in the near future, because, as Everlane head of product Kim Smith says, it is “top-of-mind now in everything we do.”

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Abloh, Off-White unite for ‘Queen Collection’

This is one collection that’s fit for a queen.

According to Fashionista, designer Virgil Abloh has teamed up with Italian streetwear brand Off-White and Nike to create a collection of trendy athleticwear specifically with Serena Williams in mind. Aptly named the “Queen Collection,” Fashionista says the selection will include new pieces, as well as limited-edition takes on Abloh standards, offering

“…a dress in black and white for both day and nighttime play, a bomber jacket, a bag, a glittery pair of NikeCourt Flare 2 sneakers and limited-edition styles of Abloh’s previous Nike collaboration The 10, which includes a Nike Air Max 97 and The 10: Nike Blazer Mid SW with gradient-colored soles — a design that leaked online back in April.”

All of these pieces are making their debut at the U.S. Open’s 50th edition tournament in New York at the end of August, says Fashionista, and will range in price from $130 to $900. Despite the price tag, sewn within the heart of each piece comes the spirit of its muse, says Fashionista, something Abloh said he was careful to capture.

What I love about tennis is the gracefulness. It’s an aggressive and powerful game, but it takes touch and finesse,” Abloh said in an statement. “So the dress is feminine, but combines her aggression. It’s partially revealing. It’s asymmetrical. It has a sort of ballerina-esque silhouette to symbolize her grace. It’s not about bells and whistles and tricks. It’s just about it living on the body, and expressing Serena’s spirit with each swing of the racket.”

With a collaborative design process backing up his workmanship, Fashionista says the Italian-sourced materials and attention to detail all play into the collection’s dedication to Williams, even using “a body form specific to Williams’s figure” to create the garments, all of which will “will be available at select Nike and NikeLab retailers, as well as Nike.com.”

 

Pat McGrath Labs launches new lip gloss

Time to make some space in your makeup bag, because a brand-new lipgloss is here just in time to polish off your spring looks.

According to Fashionista, Pat McGrath Labs has just released a new line of 14 “blindingly shiny, intensely  moisturizing, beautifully pigmented” lip gloss shades. Called “Lust,” McGrath explained that the product was designed to be both easy and luxurious.

“I wanted to have something really comfortable and easy and fun to wear the way that a lip balm is,” she told Fashionista. “The fact that it’s non-sticky, the fact that there’s a little oil in [the formula] gives you that comfort. It’s just so easy to apply.”

The gloss marks the first time McGrath has released pigmented glosses, says Fashionista, which include a range of colors from “creamy nudes to pigmented reds and pinks to holographics.”

As for how much these glosses cost, Fashionista reports that individual glosses “will retail for $28 a pop, and will also be sold in four-piece kits, separated into warm and cool tones ($95) and a comprehensive 14-piece set which includes every shade ($325).”

Available May 10, you can shop the line here.

Needleman named ‘Harper’s’ editor at large

Sometimes, you need a change — in your style, career and life. And for Deborah Needleman, that change is coming in the form of a new job.

According to Fashionista, the former editor in chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine has been tapped to become an editor at large for Harper’s Bazaar. Effective immediately, Fashionista says Needleman will report to Harper’s editor in chief Glenda Bailey and will be “responsible for contributing story ideas.”

Previously, Fashionista says Needleman served as an editor for WSJ magazine and also was a founding editor at Domino.

Graham gets big beauty contract

Ashley Graham is coming to makeup ads near you.

According to Fashionista, the body-positive super model has signed on to participate in Revlon’s “Live Boldly” campaign, joining the likes of actor Gal Gadot and fellow models  Adwoa Aboah, Imaan Hammam and Raquel Zimmerman. In speaking to WWD, Graham showed that she isn’t afraid to admit how excited she is to participate in such a “groundbreaking” campaign.

“Historically, curvy girls are not given beauty contacts,” Graham saidFashionista reports. “It’s kind of groundbreaking, because in my generation of models, this hasn’t happened yet. This is one of those moments where I’m over the moon, I cried a little.”

Joining a campaign that Fashionista says Graham wanted to join the moment she heard the name, the model and author said that the campaign’s theme is in perfect harmony with her personal motto.

“To ‘live boldly” is the mantra of my life. Every day in the mirror I say to myself, ‘I am bold, I am brilliant, I am beautiful,’ and together with Revlon, we can inspire all women to do the same.”

 

Fenty to launch new lipsticks

Fenty Beauty is just a gift that keeps on giving.

According to Fashionista, the Rihanna-created makeup collection is set to release a new lipstick line filled with all-new matte lip colors. Called MatteMoiselle, Fashionista says the line will feature “14 shades, ranging from nudes to reds to a bold violet, a green and even a dark navy shade,” coming in a solid instead of paint form.

And, with Fenty Beauty being the gift it is, the brand is keeping true to form, as Fashionista reports that the new shades will be available online and in stores at Sephora and Harvey Nichols starting on Dec. 26.

 

Reformation features female leaders in new campaign

Female leaders are models, both literally and figuratively — and in this all-new campaign by Reformation, these women are actually the models of the brand’s latest styles.

According to GlamourReformation decided to ditch traditional fashion models for their holiday campaign and instead opt for “women who are leaders in a variety of male-dominated fields to front its campaign, bringing a new meaning to power-dressing.”

Fashionista reports that one — Kirsten — is the founder of an e-commerce venture capital firm, while another — Kate — is a branch chief of operations for engineering at a space agency, among others in different industries, sharing in a release that they strategically chose women in fields that are “notorious for under-representing the ladies.”

Reformation founder Yael Aflalo explained to Glamour the company’s decision to cast the women in this way:

“We’ve always admired like-minded women who get sh*t done and make a big impact in whatever field they’re in…So we wanted to celebrate a group of ladies who share that passion for leadership and change.”

Sharing that the campaign aims to bring a new meaning to the term “power dressing,” Aflalo told Glamour that it’s all about wearing pieces that make you feel confident.

“We do think clothes have the power to make you feel a bit more confident,” Aflalo said. “Power dressing is not as much about what you’re wearing, like a business suit vs a backless dress, but more about how it makes you feel.”

Shop the collection here.

CoverGirl hires 69-year-old model for new campaign

Beauty knows no age, and Maye Musk is here to prove it.

According to Fashionista, Musk — a 69-year-old dietician/nutritionist and model — has just been recruited by CoverGirl as its latest ambassador, joining the brand’s other recent hires, Insecure‘s Issa Rae and author/chef Ayesha Curry.

But this isn’t Musk’s first time in the spotlight. Fashionista reports that Musk has been modeling since the age of 15 and was signed by IMG in 2016; appeared in campaigns for Target and Clinique; featured in magazines like New York magazine, Elle Canada, Vogue Italia, Vogue Korea and Vanity Fair; and appeared in the music video for Beyoncé’s “Haunted” in 2013. Oh, and she is also the mother of Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

With this newfound place at the fore of a major beauty campaign, Musk told The New York Times that she hopes her presence in CoverGirl’s latest initiative will inspire women everywhere.

“I just love that CoverGirl wants to do diversity,” she said. “They haven’t had a model this old in their campaigns. I’m turning 70 in April of next year. I think that women will be really inspired to see that even at 69 you can get a beauty campaign.”

Amen to that!

GabiFresh unveils new lingerie collection

Gabi Gregg is not slowing down any time soon.

Just on the heels of the launch of her clothing line Premme, the GabiFresh founder has just unveiled a brand new intimates collection with UK-based brand, Playful Promises, reports Fashionista. According to InStyle, the new line will feature “loungewear, bras, panties, and garters all priced from $20-$46,” while also being offered in a range of sizes — something that was important for Gregg.

“As someone who wears an HH cup, it’s hard to find sexy, supportive options,” she said. “I’m so sick of beige and boring, and I wanted to create statement pieces, which Playful Promises does so well. I’ve been so impressed with their cool options in a large range of sizes, and it felt like the right fit for my brand.”

With a full range of items that Fashionista says includes “ultra-sheer, lace pieces, cage-contouring details and seductive separates all washed in a sleek black,” Gregg says she wants nothing more than to have women feel “badass.”

“I hope it makes them feel sexy, confident and on top of the world.”

Amen to that! Fashionista reports that bras from the line come in 36-38B-I cup and40-44C-I cup, while briefs and PJs sizes range from size 12 to 24.

Click here to check out the line now.

Leive leaves ‘Glamour’ as EIC

Earlier this week, Robbie Myers vacated ELLE‘s editor-in-chief position, and Nina García stepped up to fill the role. Now, yet another glossy is left without a captain at the helm of the masthead.

According to Fashionista, Cindi Leive announced on Thursday, Sept. 14 that she is also stepping down from her post as EIC at Glamour, a position she held for 16 years. Leive announced the decision to depart the magazine in an exclusive interview with The New York Times, says Fashionista, though she did not offer any hints on what her next move might be.

While Myers and Leive their posts at their respective magazines this week, Fashionista reports that Leive was only one of four EICs to resign this week, following Graydon Carter of Vanity Fair and Nancy Gibbs of TIME.

Wishing Leive the best of luck in whatever she does next. To read her entire interview, click here.